The flower is still widely available. It was raised by Thomas Sinkins, Master of Slough Workhouse and named after his wife Catherine Sinkins. Photograph by Pamela Harper. Raised by Mr Sinkins, who was the master of Slough Workhouse. Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’, a Victorian cottage-garden beauty, is known as the classic English garden pink. Perennial. Pinks and carnations are in full flower now. The essence of a cottage garden. Mrs Sinkins and another unnamed pink variety are sprawling everywhere. Available as 5 rooted cuttings, 10 rooted cuttings. Taking cuttings is one of my favourite activities and Pinks are so rewarding in this regard. If you want a white, D. 'Haytor' is a better performer and will flower for longer. Photograph by Jerry Pavia. July 23, 1995; ... Dianthus superbus, Dianthus arenarius, Dianthus gratianopolitanus, Mrs. Sinkins, Grenadin and so … Dianthus - Mrs Sinkins. The flower is incorporated in the coat of arms of the Borough of Slough, England. All in all, a very highly recommended plant. Take soft tip cuttings in spring to early summer. I’ve also invested in some modern ‘Devon’ hybrids, Devon Cream, Devon Wizard. Brilliant!” “With Shoot, all the relevant information and advice about my garden and allotment are at hand. I’ve also invested in some modern ‘Devon’ hybrids, Devon Cream, Devon Wizard. Heavily scented. Garden: mainly vegetable plot with flowers interspersed, single ornamental flower border, more flowers and herbs tucked into corners, small lawn. Varieties such as Mrs. Sinkins (white) are low and spreading and produce lovely fragrant flowers in mid-summer. The flower stems reach about 30cm high and are well branched so each stem carries many flowers. Select strong side shoots for cuttings, and leave four or five fully developed pairs of leaves at the tip. However they flower only once each year. Welcome to Pinks by Whetman, the UK’s leading breeder and propagator of award winning perfumed Pinks and Dianthus. A modern and improved version of the old-time favorite 'Mrs Sinkins' introduced in 1863, Dianthus 'Memories' (Pink) is a lovely evergreen perennial with masses of … Much closer to home, the rare but still available, ‘Paisley Gem’ was first raised in 1798 by John Mcree, a Paisley muslin worker. I like it so much that I've just bought another 'flowering size' plant. Seedling varieties such as ‘Nanus Sweetness’ have their own charm, and their … Cuttings. Sinkins’ has particularly feathery petals. “The monthly plant care instructions & monthly email reminders are just what I need to look after my garden! Bare root. ‘Common knowledge’ dumbly repeated by all the media says that this dicentra is propagated by root cuttings! Cranmere Pool, Letitia Wyatt. Available as 1 x 9cm pot, 3 x 9cm pots. It has grey evergreen leaves and produces blowsy-looking, powerfully-scented, double white flowers with delicate ragged edges. Pinks are generally propagated by cuttings taken in summer. Take soft tip cuttings in spring to early summer. ‘Mrs Sinkins’ does not have a pink flower, it is white with a delicious, strong clove scent. By Tovah Martin. Positive: On Aug 1, 2006, saya from Heerlen, Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote: 'Mrs Sinkins' is named after Catherine Sinkins… The strong scent is also fresh and not so cloying as 'Mrs Sinkins'. Wonderfully fragrant. Helen is a charming cultivar of the Allwood pinks. Varieties: the lily-white ‘Mrs Sinkins’ is still good, while ‘White Ladies’ is larger and cleaner looking; ‘Inchmery’ is a lovely pale pink, while `Dad’s Favourite’ is … Bordered by: mixed farm hedge/ picket fence/ beech hedge/outbuildings & wide gateway. White ruffled double flowers. This frilly flower is Orchid Lace, a cultivar of Dianthus superbus. Inchmery Photograph by Pamela Harper. Dianthus plumarius 'Mrs Sinkins' £14.95 Was £14.95 Now £14.95 Starting at £5.50. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. ‘Mrs Sinkins’ will never be replaced but for the average garden ‘Memories’ is a better plant. I've only tried this on 2 plants of D. 'Mrs Sinkins' so not a … Family: Caryophyllaceae. I'm not good at normal cuttings. CUTTINGS. 9cm (£4.95)? Can I cut back old fashioned pinks after flowering? Root cuttings have two important characteristics. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. ‘Mrs. Genus: Dianthus. Shop online today. I see it as a lazy way of doing cuttings, they look after themselves and you don't have to do anything. The names sound as delicious as the wonderful scent. Pot Sizes. 30cm, spread 45cm. ‘Memories’ is a neat, compact plant with attractive, blue-grey foliage. One is that they should be roots! The so called root cuttings of that other popular dicentra, Dicentra formosa are not roots, they are underground stems called rhizomes. Female cutting grown plants, which will produce the flowers (the hops) we like to add to our home brew! From 1868. Old varieties such as Mrs Sinkins or Sops In Wine will not flower again this summer. flecks, first became popular 150 years ago. The easiest and most uncomplicated way is the propagation through cuttings. Jekkapedia: Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins', Clove Pink Mrs Sinkins. A pink form and an eye-catching laced type are also available. Hardy evergreen perennial, Ht. ... so we did include Mrs Sinkins among the Pinks and Grace’s Scarlet Clove among the Borders. Mrs. Sinkins. Perfect cuttings have no blossoms, but at least three leaf nodes. A 5” pot will hold about 40 cuttings easily and I then stand the pots on staging outside, in fact at the side of the house where it is sheltered, covered overhead with glass but open on three sides. I have also taken cuttings (pippins) from my older plant. Dianthus x allwoodii 'Mojito' £15.95 Was £15.95 Now £15.95 Starting at £6.50. Using a sharp knife, neatly cut a non-flowering stem as close to the base as you can and trim off the lower leaves using sharp scissors. A bare root plant is a non potted specimen which is sent with it's roots in compost, wrapped in a polythene bag. They spread quickly in good growing conditions, making divisions easy. The flavour is subtle and ephemeral, so add them only at the last minute. The legendary Dianthus ‘Mrs. An updated version of the cottage garden favourite 'Mrs Sinkins’ with the same deliciously sweet aroma but more reliable and with a more compact habit. The other paths are grass, as was originally the main path, but there was too much traffic there, and after a year or two grass was replaced by the bricks, which are bordered on one side with an edging of “Mrs Sinkins” pinks, and on the other by purple pansies and light blue nemophila. The only thing you need to keep in mind is … Cuttings of strong plants are cut at an angle and put into a pot with a mixture of peat and sand in it. Cranmere Pool, Letitia Wyatt. All Dianthus flowers are edible. Terrific for scent, 'Mrs Sinkins' is not the best for flowers, because the blooms tend to split open and look ragged. Remove a healthy shoot from the parent plant ensuring that it has 4 or 5 pairs of leaves. Site: on edge of farmland, fertile clay soil, prone to winter waterlogging. Vigourous plant, grow on trellis or frame. And the monthly care reminds me what to do. Make sure that you choose a non-flowering shoot as these root better and that you trim off any … The also white ‘Mrs. 'Pheasant's Eye' has quite a different flower. I’ve planted old-fashioned types, Mrs Sinkins white and Doris Pink. Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’ ... Take Cuttings – You can take softwood cuttings of Fuchsias, shrubby Salvias and tender perennials such as Osteopermums and Pelargoniums. The double flowered pure white, ‘Mrs Sinkins’, was first marketed in 1872 and, like ‘Raby Castle, can still be tracked down today. Cheddar pinks are propagated by heel and tip cuttings or by dividing right after flowering. The vigour of the plants is also helped by dead heading as the flowers fade. CUTTINGS; Seeking Converts for Dianthus. A modern representative is the large and perennially blooming, snow-white, up to 35 centimeters (14 in) high ‘Haytor White’. Pinks can be propagated in the same way, but usually cuttings are taken from late June to early August. Also: Sizeable Patio: sheltered, with ornamentals, herbs and salads Mr. Sinkins was urged to name the variety after Queen Victoria, but he insisted on naming it for his wife. A strong grower. Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins' (Hardy pink) Shaggy, white flowers are borne on stiff, grey stems above a clump of long thin grey foliage. The names sound as delicious as the wonderful scent. 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